MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Hang Yu

Graduate Student

I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in physics. Now as a graduate student I work on astrophysics of compact objects both theoretically and experimentally.

On the theoretical side, I work on tidal interactions in compact binary neutron star systems, focusing on microphysical effects such as the neutron superfluidity and the presence of exotic forms of matter. The theoretical modeling of super-Eddington winds in some type-I X-ray bursts is another filed I am interested in.

On the experimental side, I am a member of the LIGO lab working on modeling and commissioning of the interferometer. I am especially interested in studying the LIGO alignment sensing and control system to increase its robustness and noise performance.


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